Frenzy and Betrayal
The Anatomy of a Political Assassination
On May 6, 2014, two reports wrongly condemning the conduct of Alan Shatter, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, were delivered to government buildings in Dublin. Pressured by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Shatter resigned from the Cabinet the next day, his reputation and political career in tatters. This is the deeply disturbing story of how a dedicated, truthful and progressive Irish cabinet minister was falsely accused of wrongdoing, and his traumatic five-year battle for vindication and the truth.